Today, I want to write a little more personal…
Every once in a while, I get the question, “Why are you so positive?”
According to my brother, who read my Scorpion horoscope, I should be a negative person. Honestly, it used to be a natural tendency… to look at the negative sides of situations. Then, one day in high school, I heard a quote or a line in a book which suggested to smile more and look on the brighter sides of things, life will be better. I tried it for one week. What a difference it made! I kept trying this action and it eventually became a habit.
This positive attitude and reaction is something that must be worked on every day. There are many situations that come about where I have the choice to either sink into a miserable pit or try to see the silver lining in the storm. From my experiences, finding that silver lining and moving forward has felt a lot better than sitting in the fog, complaining, and waiting for the storm to pass. It’s not easy and it’s a habit that must be formed over time, but as the quote says, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.”
Each day, is another page in the book of life. I want a story worth remembering. I want a story that I enjoy. It’s just what I want.
I enjoy being happy. I enjoy taking a deep breath, realizing the situation and actively working to find an effective solution. Yes, I release my sadness, frustration or anger through various methods. Yet, I do not let these moments last forever, because “for every 60 seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness that you’ll never get back“. Continue reading